Past Event

EMBO Conference Series: Microtubules: Structure, Regulation and Functions

28–31 May 2014
Heidelberg, Germany

Why attend

  • Topics
    • Walking on MTs
    • MTs in cell division
    • Docking on MTs
    • When other filaments meet tubulin
    • MTs in plants
    • MT behaviour in vitro
    • MTs in yeast
  • Summary
    The microtubule cytoskeleton of eukaryotic cells exerts a wide variety of essential functions. It is involved in chromosome segregation, directed vesicle and organelle transport, and is also required for cell motility and cell polarity. Correspondingly, several human diseases including cancer and neurodegenerative disorders, may result from impaired microtubule functions. Tremendous impact on the microtubule field has resulted from interdisciplinary approaches embracing cell biology, genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics, structural biology and mathematical modelling to gain a comprehensive view of microtubule function. Equally important, the availability of different model systems such as unicellular organisms, plants, and invertebrate or vertebrate animal models, has delivered a comprehensive picture on the range and diversity of microtubule activities at the cellular and organism level..
  • Aims
    The aim of this conference series is to gather established and young researchers from all over the world who have substantially contributed to the microtubule field in recent years to generate an integrative perspective that assembles different scientific approaches around the microtubule field. To keep the conference series highly dynamic and attractive, we have added new scientific topics to the 2014 programme and invited almost exclusively scientists who did not speak at the first two conferences by maintaining the previous selection criteria.

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